To be sustainable, health care reform efforts that seek to reduce the number of uninsured need well-designed delivery systems to support coverage expansions while containing costs and improving quality. The Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School has professional experience designing and directing Medicaid-based reform efforts. In addition to analyzing reform in states across the country, our staff evaluates the four important elements of an adequate delivery system:
- System capacity
- Unmet needs
- Cultural competence
- System organization
In addition, the Center for Health Law and Economics can provide advice on quality improvement, cost containment, and payment strategies that will support states’ reform goals.